École nationale supérieure de création industrielle

ENSCI–Les Ateliers
Type Public (EPIC)
Established November 8th, 1982
Budget 7,432,000 (2011)[1]
Director Bernard Kahane, since 2013
Students 323[2]
Location Paris, France
48°51′30″N 2°22′09″E / 48.858378°N 2.369298°E / 48.858378; 2.369298
Campus Paris
Affiliation héSam, CGE
Website www.ensci.com

ENSCI–Les Ateliers, the École nationale supérieure de création industrielle, is a French design school located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. As a public commercial and industrial establishment under authority of both the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Industry, it is the first and only French national institute exclusively devoted to the advanced studies in design. It is a member of the Hautes Études-Sorbonne-Arts et Métiers cluster and of the Conférence des grandes écoles.

The school was founded in 1982 under the sponsorship of Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, and have been established in the same building that once housed the Ateliers Saint-Sabin of the Maison Jansen, hence its name; its premises are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, enabling students to work according to their own production schedules and patterns. It has been classed number one design school in the Americas & Europe region by the 2011 Red Dot Award: Design Concept ranking,[3] and the best design school in France by the 2012 L'Étudiant ranking.[4] It is also one of the 60 best design schools in the world according to the 2007 Businessweek D-Schools list.[5]

Degrees and programmes

The school offers five different programmes:

ENSCI–Les Ateliers is also one of the seven partner schools that deliver the Master of European Design degree.



  1. Activity Report 2011
  2. Activity Report 2011
  3. Red Dot press release
  4. (French) Banc d'essai 2012 des écoles de design : 23 formations comparées
  5. D-Schools: The Global List
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